CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) As he watched his quarterback, already dealing with a dislocated finger, hurdle over a Louisville defender, Virginia senior wide receiver Joe Reed insisted he wasn't worried about Bryce Perkins.
"I want him to do what he does," Reed said. "We don't want to put any limitations on him. Bryce Perkins, he's an athlete."
Perkins did that and then some Saturday, throwing for 197 and two touchdowns and running for another 78 yards and a score, twice hurdling defenders, as Virginia opened ACC play with a convincing 27-3 win over Louisville.